What is Open Graph Meta tags for SEO and why they are OG for a website

Open graph meta tags

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What are Open Graph Meta Tags?

Introduced by Facebook in 2010, Open graph meta tags dynamically change a website so that it could integrate Facebook but also introduce social rich objects.

 

Here are some Open Graph Meta Tags

 

1) <meta property=“og:type” content=“article”/>

These OG tags shows the type of object you are integrating with your website.

 

2) <meta property=“og:url” content=“http://www.example.com”/>

These og tags works to set the canonical URL  for the page you are sharing from your website.

 

3) <meta property=“og:title” content=“your title”/>

These OG meta tags shows the title of your content

 

4)<meta property=“og:description” content=“your descriptive copy”/>

These tags works as meta description for your website in the HTML and that the same time describing your content.

 

5)<meta property=“og:image” contenthttp://www.example.com/image-name.jpg>

These og tags specifies the image on your website and on Facebook.

 

6)<meta property=“fb:admins” content=“USER_ID”/>

These OG Tags helps in adding admin id, multiple admin ids can be added by using separate ids.

 

7)<meta property=“og:site_name” content=www.example.com>

These tags helps you name your website.

 

 

Why are Open Graph Meta Tags are Important for SEO?

These Meta tags help give the content on the website the visibility it needs to spread.

Open Graph meta tags make spreading the content of the websites faster and easier by making them more visible to social engine platform crawlers.

With the content easily accessible to the crawlers, the visibility of the website is improved and increased exponentially which automatically brings in more visitors to the website.